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US Q1 in brief – Ross Stores, L Brands, Target Corp just-style | 24 May 19

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Urban Outfitters booked record first-quarter sales, Kohl's started the year slower than it would have liked, Walmart revealed a rise in both earnings and revenue, and Macy's delivered its sixth consecutive quarter of comparable sales growth.


US Q4 in brief – VF Corp, Boot Barn Holdings, Destination Maternity just-style | 23 May 19

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Iconix Brand Group reported a GAAP net loss, CEO of PHV Corp, Emanuel Chirico, said the company is "very pleased" with its fourth-quarter and full year 2018 results, and Guess Inc released its first results under new CEO Carlos Alberini.


New Under Armour apparel line mimics infra-red sauna Beth Wright | 5 Apr 19

The latest training apparel collection from US sportswear brand Under Armour features a new mineral-infused fabric technology that works to enhance performance by recycling the body's energy.


Under Armour achieves FLA accreditation Beth Wright | 15 Mar 19

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) has accredited US sportswear brand Under Armour's social compliance programme in a move that confirms the company has strong policies and practices in place to set goals, monitor, and remediate problems to improve conditions for the workers within its global supply chain.


US Q3 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp just-style | 6 Feb 19

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Francesca's Holdings Corporation swung to a third-quarter loss of US$16.2m, PVH Corp posted what CEO Emanuel Chirico called a "strong earnings performance", and Abercrombie booked its fifth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales.


Under Armour to develop Virgin Galactic spacesuits Beth Wright | 25 Jan 19

US sportswear brand Under Armour could be sending its clothing into space after teaming up with Virgin Galactic to create space suits for passengers and pilots.


US Q2 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Sears just-style | 26 Oct 18

In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, VF Corp raised its full-year guidance on strong sales and earnings, while L Brands reported a 28.7% drop in earnings, and Urban Outfitters achieved record second-quarter sales and a jump in profit.


Under Armour to slash 400 more jobs Beth Wright | 21 Sep 18

Under Armour is to cut 3% of its global workforce as part of the US sportswear brand's 2018 restructuring plan in a move it says could push related expenses up to US$220m.


US Q1 in brief – Destination Maternity, Tailored Brands, Boot Barn just-style | 8 Aug 18

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, PVH Corp saw revenues exceed guidance thanks to strength across the business, while Guess saw continued momentum in Europe and Asia push earnings and sales up in the three months ended 5 May. Dick's Sporting Goods raised its full-year outlook and Destination XL narrowed its net losses.


Top 10 apparel brands combined worth US$111.3bn Beth Wright | 1 Jun 18

The world’s top ten apparel brands have grown in value by 5% year-on-year and are now worth US$111.3bn, according to the 2018 Brandz Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand rankings.


North America main source of Under Armour's woes Beth Wright | 14 Feb 18

Although Under Armour's fourth-quarter is an improvement on its last, one analyst says the US sportswear brand is still showing signs of a company in difficulty, particularly in North America - the main source of the firm's woes.


US Q3 in brief – Deckers Brands, Boot Barn Holdings just-style | 6 Feb 18

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Deckers Brands exceeded expectations, while Boot Barn Holdings saw earnings nearly double. Destination Maternity, meanwhile, widened its losses.


Under Armour develops new footwear cushioning tech Beth Wright | 2 Feb 18

US sportswear brand Under Armour has developed a new footwear cushioning technology, designed to help runners to feel and perform better with less fatigue.


Under Amour partners with EOS to scale 3D footwear Beth Wright | 7 Dec 17

Embattled US sportswear brand Under Armour has partnered with EOS, a supplier of industrial 3D printing equipment, in a move aimed at boosting its 3D footwear business.


Under Armour makes strategic changes amid digital drive Michelle Russell | 5 Dec 17

In a move aimed at driving alignment in its digital business, embattled US sportswear brand Under Armour has made a number of strategic changes, including the appointment of a digital head.


Under Armour launches first subscription service Beth Wright | 23 Oct 17

US sportswear brand Under Armour has become the latest apparel retailer to launch an online subscription service that sees its customers sent boxes of handpicked items, customised to their specific training needs and personal style.


US Q2 in brief – Finish Line, Zumiez, Tailored Brands, Vince Holding just-style | 22 Sep 17

In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, PVH upped its full-year guidance based on strong second-quarter results, while Guess saw its results boosted by solid growth in both Europe and Asia. Oxford Industries, meanwhile, saw mixed results as earnings fell but sales edged up.


Under Armour opens footwear design innovation hub Beth Wright | 15 Sep 17

As part of its plans to build a stronger and smarter company with faster go-to-market speed and greater digital capabilities, Under Armour has opened a dedicated global innovation hub for footwear design in Portland, Oregon.


Under Armour eyes a more responsive positioning Michelle Russell | 3 Aug 17

As Under Armour's rapid growth trajectory starts to ease up, the athletic wear maker is now looking to position itself as a more responsive organisation, capable of fuelling and self-funding its growth more effectively.


Under Armour to close stores and cut jobs amid restructuring Michelle Russell | 1 Aug 17

Athletic wear maker Under Armour is to close stores and cut jobs as part of new plans to build a stronger and smarter company with faster go-to-market speed and greater digital capabilities.


Lululemon sues Under Armour over sports bra design Michelle Russell | 13 Jul 17

Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica is understood to be suing rival sportswear firm Under Armour over claims it has copied the four-strap design of its best-selling sports bras.


US Q1 in brief – Cherokee, The Finish Line, J Crew Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 10 Jul 17

In the most recent first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, G-III Apparel moved to a loss on acquisition charges, while Guess saw earnings fall on soft Americas sales. Kate Spade, meanwhile, saw earnings slump on the back of sales declines, while Hudson's Bay recorded comparable store declines on the back of lower domestic store traffic across all banners. 


Under Armour launches its first customisable shoes Michelle Russell | 8 Jun 17

Athletic wear maker Under Armour has launched a new platform allowing consumers to customise its athletic shoes by uploading their own images and selecting prints and colours.


US Q4 in brief – Cherokee, Vince Holding, Destination Maternity Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 15 May 17

In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Destination XL moved to a profit but booked lower sales, while Caleres moved to a loss in the quarter. VF Corporation, meanwhile, revealed a fall in both sales and earnings for the quarter, while Stein Mart moved to a loss as a result of "aggressive" promotions. 


Why US sporting goods retailers are struggling Ayako Homma | 30 Mar 17

Despite strong growth in US sportswear sales, sporting goods retailers are struggling as consumers change their purchasing habits, sportswear brands focus more on direct channels, and new players enter the market. Ayako Homma, senior research analyst for apparel and footwear at Euromonitor International, takes a closer look.


Under Armour taps Dean as chief innovation officer Beth Wright | 14 Mar 17

Athletic wear maker Under Armour has tapped Clay Dean as its new chief innovation officer, assuming responsibility for global strategy and collaboration between the design, marketing, product and category management teams. 


Marks & Spencer tops human rights benchmark Michelle Russell | 13 Mar 17

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has topped a new benchmark ranking that aims to incentivise companies in a race to the top for the moral and commercial advantages of a strong human rights record.


Under Armour CEO joins Trump manufacturing jobs initiative Leonie Barrie | 31 Jan 17

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is among a group of business leaders who will be advising president Donald Trump on how best to create new jobs in the US.


Under Armour launches first US-made apparel Beth Wright | 31 Jan 17

Athletic wear maker Under Armour has launched its first made-in-the-USA capsule apparel collection, produced at its state-of-the-art UA Lighthouse design and manufacturing innovation hub in Baltimore.


Under Armour unveils first recovery sleepwear line Leonie Barrie | 9 Jan 17

Baltimore-based athletic wear maker Under Armour Inc has launched its first-ever "athlete recovery sleepwear" designed to improve both sleep and overall athlete performance.

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